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1996 Audi A6 2.8L cooling fans VIN: WAUJA84A1T
customer came in with complaint that vehicle overheated to the 4th notch when she was sitting in traffic in chicago. she said her coolant level was fine and as soon as she started moving, the engine cooled down to normal. she also said the a/c is blowing cold,...
1995 BMW 318i 1.8L VIN: WBABK5326S
Good morning BMW techs.I have a customer which came in with an inop ragtop.The rear panel had been pried closed.I released the top with the lever under the rear seat and retimed everything.Now the top works,but occasionally it will stop working and I get a cod...
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L MIL Lamp on, ASR LIGHT ON VIN: WDBFA76E5R
vechicle been at dealer, was told required ea/isc/ cruise module, install new module, vechicle still only accelerate on right are 06 and 38. sho key & alldata no help ,check out switch lock out for resistance, found ok any help would be greatly appr... Trouble codes: 06 (isc ea), 38 (isc ea)
1996 Mercedes-Benz C200 1997CC Dash lights VIN: WDB2020802
Don't have much data on this pin out or circuit diagram. 2 dash panel lights not working(and not illuminating gauges) illumination of vent controls ok...LED display in dash OK... + - dimmer switch working. Illumination to hazard switch & centre consol...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG 4.3L no power at A/C compressor VIN: WBDHA33G2W
Hi MB-Techs & Fellows ! This C43 AMG Mercedes suddendly has no A/C anymore.After long time intermittent A/C inop.Now at last give up the job. Check all fuses relate to A/C & all were OK.Give direct pos. power to the blue wire to A/C clutch & it cool nice. No p...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L battery light VIN: 3VWSP69M14
This beast has a battery light that is on and won't charge. The alternator has been replaced and same problem exist. After checking the wiring, we have battery voltage from the DFI to the alternator DFM terminal and the battery light circuit is working. This t...
1997 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5640V
Confounded by this vehicle. Clear the code and within 10 miles MIL back on. No discernable vacuumn leaks. Replaced O2 sensor - no change (sensor functions perfectly). Tried new MAF- no difference. Volvo-specific scanner doesn't help with fault listings.Cn you ... Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean bank 1)

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L evaporator VIN: WBAGJ8329V
Received three replies. One said he had not done an evap., but had done blower motors ,which was 'about half way to an evap.& no picnic, requireing entire dash removal'. One replied that it was a major job, requireing complete HVAC unit removal & teardown,for ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Evaporator core VIN: WDBFA66E7N
I would like to thank all the techs that replied. Everyone was very helpful. The opinions and sugesstion varied on my question. Some said take the steering lock out, others said drop the steering column and finally, some said just leave it alone. I went with t...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Thanks to iATN members for the Direction that I was seeking. A couple of members explained how cycling the key would allow the MT2500 to clear the codes. Had I known that at the time the car was at the shop; I would have cleared the codes and roadtested to s... Trouble codes: P0341 (Camshaft position sensor), P0300 (random missfire), P0304 (missfire 4 cylinder), P3002, P0303 (missfire 3 cylinder).
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L drive train VIN: WDBHA23G5W
I finially fixed this beast, thanks to your help. I checked the insulation above the drive shaft and it was rubbing up towards the ft of the shaft, I just pulled out that section above the ft coupler. thanks for the help.
1993 Saab 9000 CD 2.3L No Start, Alarm Sounds VIN: YS3CK45B9P
Thanks to Frederick,Mark,David,Michael,Andy,Daniel, and Robert for your replies. Anti-Theif Modlule is indeed to the right of the glove box (A yellow plastic critter).I removed the glove box to access it. A turn of the drivers door key lock key to off shut...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L OBDII Readiness VIN: YS3EF48EXX
Thanks to Martinus from Massachusetts. His suggestion to look at the coolant temp was the needed clue to make the fix. I observed with my scanner that the coolant temp was in low 180 range. Somtimes rising to the high 190 degree range. The Long term fuel tri...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29M6X
The majority of you guys pointed to the ignition system. Spark output was between 8 and 10 kv on all cylinders. The coil pack towers plug wires and internal plug resistence all ohm'd ok. Luckily yesterday a beetle with same motor came in. I borrowed the coil p... Trouble codes: 16684 (random misfire detected), 16685 (cylinder 1 misfire), 16688 (cylinder 4 misfire).
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L shifting VIN: WVWPD63B82
The fix was to send this car back to the dealer for a new transmission under warranty. The replies led me to believe that the Tiptronic system had nothing to do with the symptoms that I had, although it is obvious that the customer has that to look forward t...
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L overdrive VIN: YV1TS90D7Y
Thanks so much for all the help guys! I got the trans in the car and it drives out perfect. I guess the general feeling about these transmissions is that you just replace them. I dont know about you, but if I spent the big bucks to buy a Volvo and I found out ...
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